For those who have come to expect an explanation of the latest legislative or regulatory issue to menace businesses, you will find this month’s article a departure, and hopefully an interesting departure, from the norm. Not that there aren’t a ...Read More »
And in other news, effective Aug. 1, 2016, fines and civil money penalties for violations of several federal laws and regulations increased significantly. I’ll bet you didn’t know anything about that, did you? Possibly because the implementation of the Federal ...Read More »
The concept of workplace investigations is nothing new to most employers. However, like so many other employer responsibilities, these investigations have become more complex and, if not handled correctly, filled with potential sources of significant liability. Before we go too ...Read More »
The Federal Department of Labor’s Wage-and-Hour Division has been very busy over the past several months, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Days after issuing its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding changes to the “White-collar” exemptions, an ...Read More »
Recently I was sitting at a Business Advisory Council meeting with Shana Baker, Senior Placement Specialist at Rochester Rehab Center, and a group of local Human Resources professionals. We began discussing hiring practices and company applications. A common theme, unsurprisingly, ...
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In June, I wrote an article in anticipation of the federal Department of Labor releasing its proposed changes to Part 541 of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations; the so-called “white-collar” exemptions. When I wrote, “Updating the White-Collar Exemptions: A ...Read More »